Shayne Ward: 'No Coronation Street romance with Sarah Harding!'

Published Thursday, May 21 2015, 14:15 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor star Shayne Ward is the latest celeb to wander into Weatherfield, as he will make his Coronation Street debut this summer!

Unsurprisingly, Shayne was pretty chuffed to land a part on the iconic cobbles, and speaking to ITV's This Morning, he said: "It's crazy, I was staying at my mum's house in Manchester. And I walked into my mum's room and said 'mum, I got the part'... She was over the moon! She's a massive fan of it. I'm sure she'll be trying to get certain storylines out of me!"

Shayne Ward discusses joining the cast of ITV soap opera 'Coronation Street', on 'This Morning'. Broadcast on ITV1 HD. 21st May 2015


Unfortunately for all us wishful thinkers, Shayne won't play Sarah Harding's love interest. Sarah started filming for the show on Monday this week, looking uber-glam in a tight black dress and heels.

Chatting about the Sarah romance rumours, Shayne admitted: "That's not true at all." We think the scriptwriters missed a trick there, just saying!

Shayne will be playing Aidan Connor, a distant cousin of Michelle's who grew up on the same estate as her and Carla. His arrival in Corrie comes when he learns Carla is having problems at the factory and quickly makes enemies with Tracy Barlow's ex-hubby Robert.

Unfortunately, Shayne is being more tight lipped about whether he'll play a 'baddie' or not. He said: "You have to wait and see." Before adding, "I'm a nice guy for now…"

So that's about as clear as mud then!

However, Shayne did reveal he starts filming on 8 and 9 June, and will appear on our screens in August. This summer is shaping up to be amazing for Corrie fans!

X Factor star Shayne had some very exciting news for fans, revealing "I'm releasing the second single very soon... It's a balancing act with such a heavy schedule on Coronation Street, but the fans know that I will be creating a couple of shows in the summer… I'm very excited."

Imagine if the new single gets played in the Rovers Return whilst he's in there...

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